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Old 02-21-2016, 01:42 PM   #1
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Obstruction in grey water line??

We've been at a camp with full hookups for a few days and everything has been fine. This morning we noticed there is no flow out of the grey water line, even thou the valve is open. Our grey water tank is beginning to fill up, co we're assuming there's an obstruction somewhere. We keep drain screens in the shower and sinks to reduce gunk going into the lines. Anyone have any ideas how to clear?
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:56 PM   #2
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Most likely the piece of plastic from when the holes were cut in the tank.

Not sure how you will get it out without making a mess, I would try a septic snake at a RV dump station.

Just be sure to stand clear........
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:01 PM   #3
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How cold is it where you are camping?

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We're in Borrego Springs, California. It's about 80.
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Cindy they make a clear plastic fitting that you can connect to your sewer outflow flange. It has a shoe connection to back flush the tank (don't use your Potable water hose) this may cause the obstruction to move away from the drain pipe. I got mine a CW. Good luck.
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Thanks Seadog, we have that clear connection and will try your suggestion. However, we're thinking now that it might not be an obstruction because there is nothing we put down any drain that should cause a complete obstruction. We're thinking it might be more of a vent problem ....
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Thanks Seadog, we have that clear connection and will try your suggestion. However, we're thinking now that it might not be an obstruction because there is nothing we put down any drain that should cause a complete obstruction. We're thinking it might be more of a vent problem ....
Use a plunger on the shower drain while someone watches to see if gray water comes out.
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Thanks Seadog, we have that clear connection and will try your suggestion. However, we're thinking now that it might not be an obstruction because there is nothing we put down any drain that should cause a complete obstruction. We're thinking it might be more of a vent problem ....
If you I think it may be a venting problem, remove, by unscrewing, the air admittance valve under your vanity and see how it drains without that installed.

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It may be a vent and like mentioned the plunger may work I would think the black would also be experiencing slow drain if it were a vent stack problem, but you have a good plan just work your way thru it eliminating each as you go until things flow.
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Cindy Please let the forum know when and what you did to solve the problem its the only way some of us learn how to deal with these problems.
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